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_______________________   Newsletter No. 5        Friday, 7 October 1994
__Per aspera ad astra__

Items for the Strong College Newsletter may be submitted at any time
to the College Office (Room 140), and by 12:00 noon on Thursdays for 
inclusion in the next week’s issue.  Events are open to all members of 
Strong College unless otherwise indicated.


- Library Donations -

The Strong College Library is now open in Room 330 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Monday through Thursday, and 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.  
It’s been a great success already, thanks to the efforts of our 
volunteer librarians.  In the last few days the library has received 
several additions, including several psychology texts donated by Prof. 
Gilbert Gottlieb of the Psychology Department.  The walls have been 
brightened up with a number of maps and scenes of historic Greensboro 
thanks to Dr. White and the Greensboro Historical Society, and we even 
have a new and very addictive game called Tesserae on the Macintosh 
“Earth” courtesy of Mark Schumacher.  Thanks to all!  If you have any 
books you’d like to donate to the library please feel free to drop them 
off at the Library desk with a note saying that they are a donation from 
you.  Even if they aren’t suitable for the regular collection we may be 
able to exchange them at a local bookstore for other works of general 

- News of Members -

Lakeisha Swepson won the Miss Black & Gold Pageant this past week.  Wow!

Woto Nyomba is vice-president of UMAC, the UNCG United Martial Arts 

Heather Derrington is serving on the Harriet Elliott Lecture Committee, 
which recently sponsored the series Integrating America’s Schools: 
Pursuing Justice, Equality, and Opportunity, commemorating the 40th 
anniversary of Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

- Poem-of-the-Week -

The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is now appearing on the main
bulletin board outside the College Office.  In honor of Lakeisha 
Swepson, this week’s poem is by George Gordon, Lord Byron: “She Walks
in Beauty” (1815).


(Anyone who wants to announce an event or happening of any kind is free 
to insert a notice in this calendar — just bring your text to the 
College Office and give it to Dr. O’Hara, or slip it under the door if 
he isn’t there.)

- Everyday -

Come join your fellow Strong College members for breakfast, lunch, and 
dinner in the Caf — we eat in the raised section of the State Dining 
Room, right behind the food serving room.  Bring your roommates and 
neighbors, too!

- Sunday, 9 October -

3:00 p.m., College grounds: Sheila Schurer and the Strong College 
Gardeners will wander around the grounds thinking up gardening and 
landscaping ideas for Strong College for the coming year, and maybe for 
the years to come.  It’s not to late to join them! — Just look for the 
crowd and follow along.  (Dr. O’Hara is partial to sundials, bayberry 
hedges, iron gates, and reflecting pools, in case anyone is interested.)

- Monday, 10 October -

7:00 p.m., Committee Room: Informal Bible study every week.  Everyone is 
welcome.  For more information call Allen Frady (x1632).

- Tuesday, 11 October -

7:00 p.m., Senior Common Room: Parlez-vous Francais?  The French 
Interest Group (which has no clever name as of yet) will meet again in 
the Senior Common Room.  We will be showing a free movie: either 
Diabolique with Simone Signoret, or Jour de Fete with Jacques Tati.  
Food and drinks will be provided.  (Meg Campbell, Mark Schumacher)

10:00 - 10:45 p.m., Committee Room: Strong College Council meeting.  
Help to plan all sorts of events and activities for Strong College!  
(Gina Hutchens, President)

- Wednesday, 12 October -

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Junior Common Room: President’s Tea.  All Strong 
College members are invited to this informal social hour.  It’s the 
social event of the Strong College week.

11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.: Listen to Strong College’s own Kathy Ross on 
“The ’Eighties Show,” WUAG 103.1 FM.

- Thursday, 13 October -

5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Senior Common Room: Strong College Literary Hour.  
Everyone invited!  Bring a short piece to read aloud (your favorite 
poem, a piece of a short story, or a speech from a play, for example), 
or just join us and listen in.  We had a wonderful time last week, and 
new participants are always welcome!  (Laurie White, Ann Smith)

- Friday, 14 October -

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.: College Dining Area: Senior Common Room Lunch, 
for Fellows of Strong College and invited students.  The Fellows will be 
inviting a few students to join them each week, so that over the year 
most everyone will receive an invitation.


Tuesday, 25 October: St. Crispin’s Day, when gentlemen in England now a-
bed shall think themselves accursed they were not here!  Watch for more 

Wednesday, 26 October: The University’s official rededication ceremony 
for Moore-Strong Hall, and opening ceremony for Cornelia Strong College, 
4:00 p.m.  Famous people, funny clothes, and a good time for all.  You 
will be invited, and we hope very much that you will attend.

Thursday, 27 October: A “Howl”oween Masquerade!  10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. 
in the Junior Common Room, sponsored by the Strong College Council.  
Watch for more details.

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to change without notice.  Very low sodium.  Keep out of reach of 
children.  Proofread by Kathy Ross.  Store in a cool dry place.  Does 
not include tax, title, or destination charges.  The right of 
translation is reserved.  Per aspera ad astra!

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